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Hotshots: Young Ulster rugby star Conor Joyce

When did you start playing? I played at Solihull School and at my local club, Old Silhillians, until I was about ten. You grew up in England, so what made you…

England rugby stars in the spotlight

England rugby stars in the spotlight

THE SUPERSTARS of England Rugby like Owen Farrell and Courtney Lawes are accustomed to sitting down and being interviewed by Rugby World every month, but it was an altogether different experience for…

Sheer delight: can Danny Care help England achieve World Cup victory in 2015?

Rugby World Cup memories: Danny Care

Jonny makes history – 2003 “I have to start with Jonny Wilkinson’s drop-goal,” says Care. “It’s the ultimate memory for any English rugby fan, that right-footed drop-goal. The way they…

John Kirwan’s RWC 1987 try v Italy

John Kirwan’s RWC 1987 try v Italy

THE LEGENDARY John Kirwan will coach the Barbarians for a second time this autumn, when the famous invitational side takes on the Wallabies on 1 November at Twickenham, before heading…

Matthew Rees on battling cancer

Matthew Rees on battling cancer

THE RUGBY world was shocked and saddened to hear that Matthew ‘Smiler’ Rees had been diagnosed with testicular cancer in November 2013. But the Wales hooker and former captain is…

Rugby fans go wild

Rugby fans go wild

RUGBY HAS some of the best sporting fans around, and there’s no doubt how big a part they play in making our game so special. Check out the antics of…

Rugby breaking records with largest scrum

Rugby breaking records with largest scrum

TO MARK the opening of the Rugby World Cup ticket general sale, 1,008 people gathered on the Twickenham turf to take part in rugby’s largest ever scrum, and set a…